Do you need help with writing academic papers, finishing your dissertation, or getting your research published? Whatever your discipline or writing needs, the Graduate Writing Program has a free course for you.

GWP faculty have extensive experience in all elements of the academic writing process. Students receive individualized and discipline-specific feedback throughout the semester, while getting a chance to meet graduate students from other programs in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Classes meet eight times a semester, plus one-on-one conferences.

Classes begin during the second week of the semester. Seating is limited. Register early to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming courses! To register, click here. For questions, please contact Erin Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Graduate Writing (16:355:502)

This course will introduce you to the drafting and revision process necessary for successful graduate writing. You will work to develop professional writing habits and learn how to write effectively across several important scholarly genres: abstracts, literature reviews, seminar papers, and conference papers.

Writing for Publication (16:355:506)

In this course, you will learn how to prepare a successful article for submission to a scholarly journal in your discipline. The class will cover everything from revising manuscripts to setting realistic deadlines to responding effectively to editorial and reviewer feedback.

Writing the Dissertation (16:355:508)

Whether you are focused on starting your dissertation, preparing it for submission, or completing one chapter in particular, this course will help you achieve your dissertation writing goals. You will learn how to sharpen your argument and make timely progress toward the completion of your degree.